ANA Government Relations | ANA

The voice of the advertising and marketing industry in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states.

The ANA’s Government Relations department uses its reach and influence to achieve positive legislative and regulatory outcomes on behalf of our members and the advertising industry at large. We inform and advocate for ANA members on the legislative, regulatory, and legal developments that impact their ability to drive growth, and we assist members in complying with laws and regulations impacting their brands. 


The ANA is focused on the following issues:


Patchwork state privacy laws threaten the efficacy of an ad-supported internet. The ANA supports a national standard for data privacy that protects consumers and simplifies compliance.

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Advertising Taxes

Taxes on advertising impact jobs, raise prices for consumers, and threaten growth. The ANA is the leading industry voice opposing attempts to tax advertising.

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Nonprofit Policy

The ANA’s Washington, D.C. office is monitoring and advocating on issues at the state and federal level that impact advertisers, marketers, and fundraisers.

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Our Services

Stay on top of key public policy issues affecting advertising and marketing.
Federal Legislative Tracking

The ANA tracks legislation impacting the advertising and marketing industry as it makes its way through Congress and provides regular updates to help educate our members.

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State Legislative Monitoring Service

The ANA’s state legislative monitoring service is provided through our partners at Leonine FOCUS and keeps members updated with new and advancing legislation.

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Upcoming ANA Events

A range of national and regional events keeping you at the forefront of marketing.

ANA/4A's Capitol Hill Day

Be the Voice of the Industry

Join us for ANA's fifth annual Capitol Hill Day on May 15 in Washington, D.C. ANA's Hill Day is the most important event of the year for the advertising and marketing industry as it gets our members in front of members of Congress to discuss the issues important to their business.

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Mark Your Calendars

Join us at the 2024 ANA Masters of Advertising Law Conference on November 11-13 in Scottsdale, Ariz. to connect with your peers and tap into the latest insights.

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See What You Missed

Watch videos and read recaps from the 2023 ANA Masters of Advertising Law Conference, which offered the latest on privacy, regulation, litigation, AI, and more.

Revisit last year's event

Recent highlights from our conferences:

Catch up on recent webinars:

Government Relations Committee

Created to guide our response to legislative and regulatory proposals affecting advertising and marketing.

May 15th ANA/4A's Capitol Hill Day
October 30th Government Relations
Legal Affairs Committee

Addresses the challenges impacting advertisers and marketers arising from legislation, regulation, and the courts.

May 7th Legal Affairs
New York
July 24th Legal Affairs
New York
September 25th Legal Affairs

Take the Next Step

Contact the Government Relations team to learn more about ANA's advocacy efforts and how you can get involved with the practice.

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